Following the recent review of our fellowship and studentship provision at the charity we are pleased to announce that we will be running the following fellowship schemes in the coming year:

  • Clinical Research Fellowships (deadline 21st January 2015)
  • Foundation Fellowships (deadline 18th June 2014)
  • Career Development Fellowships (deadline 18th June 2014)
  • Senior Research Fellowships (deadline 8th October 2014)
  • PhD Scholarships (deadline 17th December 2014)

More details on these schemes can be found using the links below.

The following previously offered schemes will not be running in 2014-2015, pending a full review:

  • Nurse and Allied Health Professional Training Fellowships
  • Clinician Scientist Fellowship
  • Career Progression Fellowship

Please contact the office if you would like further information on any of these schemes (research@arthritisresearchuk.org).

If the design of your proposed project encompasses a clinical study/trial, the relevant Arthritis Research UK Clinical Studies Group (CSG) will assess your application alongside the external expert peer reviewers. The CSG will consider how your proposal fits within the nationally agreed strategy, and currently on-going studies, in the particular disease area of your research. Therefore, at an early stage during the development of your proposal, you should consider how it fits in with the agreed strategies detailed on the website. If you are unsure as to whether your study constitutes a clinical study/trial, please contact us at research@arthritisresearchuk.org.

Currently available fellowship deadlines are:


Career development fellowship

Career Development Fellowships aim to attract and retain talented postdoctoral basic scientists, nurses, allied health professionals and veterinary surgeons in research relevant to arthritis and related musculoskeletal diseases, and to provide outstanding candidates with the opportunity to develop an independent research career and progress towards higher-level appointments.

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Clinical research fellowship

Clinical research fellowship are awarded to encourage clinicians (including surgeons) into an academic research career in any field concerned with the treatment of arthritis and related musculoskeletal diseases.

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Foundation fellowship

The Foundation Fellowship is offered to provide an opportunity for newly qualified PhD researchers to develop independent research ideas at an early stage in their career.

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Senior research fellowship

Senior research fellowships are awarded to outstanding medical or science graduates committed to a research career in any discipline relevant to arthritis and related musculoskeletal diseases who do not hold an established academic post.

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Grant Tracker

Arthritis Research UK launched a new application and grants management system, Grant Tracker, which must be used to apply for funding to any of our schemes.


Access our online application system